KUALA LUMPUR: The total number of summonses issued for traffic offences in the Klang Valley increased significantly during the Ops Selamat period.
City Traffic Investigation and Enforcement chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya said a few thousand summonses have been issued to motorists since the safety operation began.
“It is double the total number of summonses when compared with the same period last year.
“Among the main offences committed by motorists are speeding and running the red light,” he said yesterday.
ACP Zulkefly said traffic cops in the city had been instructed to conduct total enforcement and issue more summonses in person rather than notifying the offenders via mail or other indirect methods.
“We believe there will be more impact when offenders are confronted with summonses by traffic policemen.
“The awareness of the severity of their offence is greater when the summons is issued face-to-face,” he said, adding that police were also focusing on offences by motorcyclists.
He advised those who received summonses to settle them as soon as possible.
“The maximum amount will be imposed on the six main traffic offences, including speeding, driving on the emergency lane, overtaking at double lines and failure to adhere to the traffic lights.
“They must pay within a month. We will issue arrest warrants once the period has elapsed,” he said.
He added that discounts were still offered for offences that were not on the main list.
In Selangor, acting Traffic Investigations and Enforcement chief Deputy Supt Sahimi Husin said the number of summonses issued in the state had also increased over last year.
“Speeding still tops the list as the most common offence, followed by running the red light.
“We have enough manpower deployed throughout the state during Ops Selamat, especially at black spot areas,” he said.
Ops Selamat, which began on Feb 9 and ends on Friday, aims to reduce traffic accidents as well as house break-ins during the festive season.
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